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***Pulling up a chair and putting on her Mrs. Claus hat***

I truly believe all children should have a time of innocence and wonder. It allows them time to believe in anything...Little Pooh Bears in the woods, Big Red Dogs, and yes, Virginia, even Santa Claus. In doing that, they learn to spread their own wings and believe the stars are shining just for them and someday they can become anything they wish in their hearts to be.

My 12 year old granddaughter is dancing this weekend in the Nutcracker. She told me this once: Nana, when I dance, I can live another life, even if for just awhile. In my ballet slippers, I get to walk in someone else's shoes and feel all kinds of happy things.

That's why we all miss childhood. We have forgotten to feel all kinds of happy things. As for me, I still believe in Santa. His gifts are my happy memories.
 

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***Pulling up a chair and putting on her Mrs. Claus hat***

I truly believe all children should have a time of innocence and wonder. It allows them time to believe in anything...Little Pooh Bears in the woods, Big Red Dogs, and yes, Virginia, even Santa Claus. In doing that, they learn to spread their own wings and believe the stars are shining just for them and someday they can become anything they wish in their hearts to be.

My 12 year old granddaughter is dancing this weekend in the Nutcracker. She told me this once: Nana, when I dance, I can live another life, even if for just awhile. In my ballet slippers, I get to walk in someone else's shoes and feel all kinds of happy things.

That's why we all miss childhood. We have forgotten to feel all kinds of happy things. As for me, I still believe in Santa. His gifts are my happy memories.
I couldn’t have said it better. Exactly this ^^^
 
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I think I was young. I don't remember how I found out or whether I was told or found out on my own. I did, however, uncover a few hidden gifts about once or twice and just acted surprised the next morning.
 

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I think I was young. I don't remember how I found out or whether I was told or found out on my own. I did, however, uncover a few hidden gifts about once or twice and just acted surprised the next morning.
My boys would search the house! Finally had to store gifts at a friend's house.
 
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My boys would search the house! Finally had to store gifts at a friend's house.
I think my sister and myself went looking for them ourselves when we were just kids. And it's like the Holy Grail to any kid once they find a hidden stash of gifts.
 
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I think my sister and myself went looking for them ourselves when we were just kids. And it's like the Holy Grail to any kid once they find a hidden stash of gifts.
My mom told us that if we found any gifts they went back to the store. If we did get a glimps we kept our mouth shut.
 

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My mom told us that if we found any gifts they went back to the store. If we did get a glimps we kept our mouth shut.
Smart mom! As we got older, my mom conveniently added two kids to the mix so there was always Santa in our house. Last brother added in when I was 14!
 
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